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Kids' Camp: Manali Pha-Konda (Ex Pune/Mumbai) (Age 14+)
Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
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  • Trip introduction

    This is an exciting 13-day expedition to Manali and Pha-Konda Peak for kids over the age of 14 years.

    In addition to navigating the changing terrain on the trek, kids learn how to pitch their tents and learn basic survival skills in the great outdoors. They also take part in a multitude of thrilling adventure activities like valley-crossing, rappelling, and lots more.

    Destination

    This is a scenic expedition that provides the perfect setting for photography and adventure. The route takes travellers from Prini base camp in Manali and winds through scenic valleys, rocky paths and grassy meadows. The views from the summit of Pha-Konda peak are exceptionally stunning and make for some pretty pictures.

    Destination highlights

    • Breathe in the beautiful alpine air
    • Trek through silver fir forests and lush green meadows
    • Learn to pitch your tent and set up camp in the great outdoors
    • Enjoy camping in picturesque campsites in the lap of nature

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Substitution of one camper with another is not permitted.

    Camp will be organised in the most informal atmosphere. However camp discipline is binding on everyone. Campers must abide by the directives of the camp organisers at all times.

    The campers are required to carry their own luggage and hence should carry only essential items with them. All campers are responsible for the safety of their luggage/ belongings throughout the camp. Pugmarks / Eco Tours will not accept any liability in this regard.

    Girls and small children will be escorted to public toilets at all times.

    Smoking, consumption of liquor, tobacco/tobacco products are strictly prohibited for the entire duration of the camp.

    All the campers should keep the trails and camp site litter free. The waste can be disposed of in the city for recycling.

    Collections of corals, shells, flowers/fossils, rocks, fungus and other life-forms are forbidden.

    A roll call/physical count will be taken to ensure nobody is left behind. This will be observed during travel, treks and adventure activities.

    A Pugmarks instructor will lead the walking trail in the jungle. The end will be brought up by another instructor and nobody will trail behind him.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancellation charges will be applicable as follows and will cover all situations such as injuries, sickness, exams, interviews, selection in tournaments etc.:

    More than 30 days prior to departure - 10% of the trip cost

    30-16 days prior to departure - 15% of the trip cost

    15-10 days prior to departure - 50% of the trip cost

    Less than 10 days prior to departure - 100% of the trip cost

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    In case of an emergency, inform the office immediately. The office has far more resources at their disposal and can consult with the experts in the field.

    Medical Aid: Pugmarks establishes a tie up with local hospital / nursing home / doctor at every camp site.

    In case of remote areas, either a vehicle is retained at the campsite or it is on call at the local transporter.

    During the season, there are about 10 to 15 camps in progress simultaneously and each camp leader reports to the control room at the Pune head quarters at regular intervals. It is mandatory for the camp leader to inform and discuss any unusual situation with the control room.

    Emergencies involving an individual: In the mountains, there are rescue parties to evacuate victims suffering from altitude sickness, asthma and body injuries. In the remote wilderness, there are standby vehicles to transfer the victim to the nearest primary health centre or hospital. Where surgery or special medication is involved, Pugmarks / Eco Tours seeks consultation from the eminent city doctors and ensure, as far as possible, a dialogue between the parents and the local doctor on the spot.

    Emergencies involving whole group: This can be a natural calamity, local unrest and violence or even a mundane traffic jam that throws all schedules out of gear. In such situations, the control room seeks help from the police commissioner and coordinates with district authorities to sort out the problem.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Congress Bhavan (Pune), Bandra Terminus (Mumbai)
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    Drop off point
    Bandra Terminus (Mumbai), Congress Bhavan (Pune)
    Mode of transport
    Train
    Start point
    Prini base camp
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    End point
    Prini base camp
    Time of departure
    10:30 AM
    Time of return
    12:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Appropriate Age Group
    14+ years
    Know How To Swim
    No
    Instructor/Student Ratio
    3:37
    Doctors On Call / At Location
    Yes
    Unisex Or Co-Ed Camp
    Co-Ed
    Guides & Instructors Gender
    Both male and female
    Any Activities Outside Campsite
    Yes
  • Day 1: Depart from Mumbai

    The group meets at Pune at 10:30 a.m or at Mumbai at 15:30 a.m.The group departs at 16:30 hrs from Bandra Terminus aboard the train to Nizamuddin station in Delhi.

    Day 2: Arrival in Delhi

    The group arrives at Nizamuddin station in Delhi at 09:40 hrs, and then boards an A/C bus for Manali.

    Day 3: Arrive at Prini Base Camp

    Today, the group will be delighted by their first glimpse of the picturesque Prini base camp, and will enjoy a sumptuous breakfast. After a briefing and orientation session, participants are issued their equipment like rucksacks and windproof jackets. Later in the day, the group will undertake a short hike to the Jamdagni Rishi temple, and back to campsite.

    Overnight at campsite.

    Day 4: Trek to Thorku Dugh

    Today, the trekking begins. The day's trek goes from Prini base camp to Thorku Dugh, situated at an altitude of 7316 feet. This is a beautiful trek through dense forests of blue pine, cedar and silver fir.

    Overnight at Thorku Dugh.

    Day 5: Rapelling and valley crossing sessions

    After an early morning and a hearty breakfast, the campers take part in a quick warm-up session, preparing them for a thrilling rappelling session. There are steep rock faces to challenge the kids, and a valley crossing event as well.

    Overnight at Thorku Dugh.

    Day 6: Trek to Soroutoo

    Campers trek from Thorku to Soroutoo situated at an altitude of 9500 feet. This is a scenic 4-hour trek through enchanting silver fir forests. From Soroutoo, they get magnificent views of the town of Manali and the beautiful valleys below.

    Overnight at Soroutoo.

    Day 7: Trek to Teku Ki Tapri (Summit Camp)

    Campers begin their trek today through a moderate section of terrain in the Bhujpattar forests, and then experience a gradual increase in altitude till they reach Teku Ki Tapri.

    Overnight at Teku Ki Tapri.

    Day 8: Trek to the summit of Pha-Konda

    Today is an exciting day as we trek to the summit of Pha-Konda, at an elevation of 13943 feet. This is a challenging 9-hour trek through moraines and rocky patches. The views from the summit are truly spectacular and make for some beautiful photos. After enjoying the breathtaking views at the summit of Pha-Konda, we make our way back to Teku Ki Tapri.

    Overnight at Teku Ki Tapri.

    Day 9: Trek to Soroutoo

    The trek today winds back from Teku Ki Tapri to Soroutoo. This is a 3-hour zig-zag descent to the campsite in Soroutoo, where campers enjoy a few activities on arrival.

    Overnight at Soroutoo.

    Day 10: Trek back to Prini base camp

    After a hearty breakfast, campers begin the descent to the base camp in Prini through through forests of blue pine, cedar, oak, and fir via Shuru village.

    They enjoy a few games and activities and visit Manali for a bit of shopping and some delicious food, before heading back to the camp and relaxing by a roaring campfire.

    Overnight at the campsite.

    Day 11: Travel to Delhi

    The kids will be happy today because they can wake up a little later this morning, as the trek finally comes to an end. After a sumptuous breakfast, the group packs and depart for Delhi.

    Day 12: Depart for Mumbai

    The group arrives in Delhi and boards the train to Mumbai at 09:20 hrs.

    Day 13: Arrive in Mumbai

    After an overnight journey the group arrives in Mumbai (Bandra Terminus) bright and early at 08:00 hrs, and reaches Pune by 12:00 hrs.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Mumbai
    End point
    Delhi
    Day start time
    05:30 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Delhi
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    09:40 AM

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Prini Base Camp
    End point
    Prini Base Camp
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes
    Any Activities Outside Campsite
    Yes

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Prini Base Camp
    End point
    Thorku Dugh
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes
    Any Activities Outside Campsite
    Yes

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Thorku Dugh
    End point
    Thorku Dugh
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes
    Any Activities Outside Campsite
    Yes

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Thorku Dugh
    End point
    Soroutoo
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes
    Any Activities Outside Campsite
    Yes

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Soroutoo
    End point
    Teku Ki Tapri
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes
    Any Activities Outside Campsite
    Yes

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Teku Ki Tapri
    End point
    Teku Ki Tapri
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes
    Any Activities Outside Campsite
    Yes

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Teku Ki Tapri
    End point
    Soroutoo
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes
    Any Activities Outside Campsite
    Yes

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
    Soroutoo
    End point
    Prini Base Camp
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes
    Any Activities Outside Campsite
    Yes

    Day 11 - Milestone

    Start point
    Prini Base Camp
    End point
    Delhi
    Day start time
    09:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes
    Any Activities Outside Campsite
    Yes

    Day 12 - Milestone

    Start point
    Delhi
    End point
    Mumbai
    Day start time
    08:00 AM

    Day 13 - Milestone

    Start point
    Mumbai
    End point
    Mumbai
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Mumbai-Delhi 3 A/C train
    • Delhi-Manali-Delhi by A/C chartered bus
    • Vegetarian food at the campsite
    • Tented accommodation with sleeping bag, mat, poncho and haversack for the trek
    • Trekking/activity equipment (if required) and services of professional instructors
      Excludes
    • Meals during travel to and from Manali
    • Personal expenses such as telephones, drinks, mineral water, laundry, porter charges etc.
    • Insurance of any kind
    • Porter/pony charges
    • Medical, hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses
    • Any item not covered under the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Comfortable clothes based on the number of days (track pants, t-shirts, tops etc.)
    • Suitable nightwear, shorts, capris (three-fourths), shawl/ chaddar, sweatshirt
    • Good quality sports shoes
    • Socks
      What not to Wear
    • Avoid wearing jeans
    • Do not carry expensive jewellery, watches, mobile phones, iPods, large sums of money or other valuables.

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Technical equipment needed for the trek
    • Accomodation in sturdy tents
      You need to get
    • One haversack and one small shoulder bag
    • Water bottle
    • Undergarments, towel, napkin/ handkerchief, female sanitary set
    • Woollen clothes - jacket, monkey cap, gloves
    • Personal kit containing toiletries like sun screen, cold cream, insect repellent, and hand sanitizer.
    • Torch with fresh batteries
    • Sun hat/cap
    • Sun glasses, camera, binoculars (optional)
    • Pen, a small diary, reading material
    • Money - around 1500 rupees for meals during travel and for shopping as well as around 500 rupees for cable car ride in Auli (optional)
    • Original photo ID
    • Chain and lock for bags

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit, with a note explaining doses, time, quantity etc. with name of the child.
  • Day 1: Depart from Mumbai

    Overnight on the train.

    Day 2: Arrival in Delhi

    Overnight on the bus.

    Day 3: Arrive at Prini Base Camp

    Camp

    Stay in clean, comfortable tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 4: Trek to Thorku Dugh

    Camp

    Stay in clean, comfortable tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 5: Rapelling and valley crossing sessions

    Camp

    Stay in clean, comfortable tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 6: Trek to Soroutoo

    Camp

    Stay in clean, comfortable tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 7: Trek to Teku Ki Tapri (Summit Camp)

    Camp

    Stay in clean, comfortable tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 8: Trek to the summit of Pha-Konda

    Camp

    Stay in clean, comfortable tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 9: Trek to Soroutoo

    Camp

    Stay in clean, comfortable tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 10: Trek back to Prini base camp

    Camp

    Stay in clean, comfortable tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 11: Travel to Delhi

    Overnight on the bus.

    Day 12: Depart for Mumbai

    Overnight on the train.

    Day 13: Arrive in Mumbai

    Trip ends before nightfall.

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